Not to Consume a Slim Milk Product with Total Bacterial Count exceeding Legal Limit

Issue Date 23.5.2013
Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Slim milk

Product Name and Description

Product name: Pura slim milk
Place of origin: Australia
Expiry date: May 26, 2013
Packing size: 1 litre
Importer: Nowaday International Development Limited

Reason For Issuing Alert

A sample of the milk was collected for testing under the regular Food Surveillance Programme. The test result showed that the total bacterial count exceeded the legal limit indicating unsatisfactory hygienic conditions but does not mean it would lead to food poisoning..

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has issued a warning letter to the importer. Importation of the product concerned has been suspended and the trade has been alerted to the incident. The CFS has also informed the Australian authorities.

The CFS will monitor the recall of the affected product and the development of the incident. Appropriate actions will be taken whenever necessary

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the concerned product.

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the concerned product.

Further Information

The importer is the sole importer of the milk product concerned. It has stopped sale and has initiated a recall of the affected product.

Consumers can call a hotline set up by the importer at 2882 2347 during office hours for enquiries about the product recall.

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department